Matthews: Should Western governments cut off aid to Egypt?
Executive director, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
Nope, not yet. As we have seen after the ouster of Morsi in early July, numerous countries in the region (Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates) have poured massive amounts of money into Egypt, dwarfing what the West contributes. We are kidding ourselves if we think withdrawing our aid will alter the situation or put the West in a better position to influence the Egyptian military and interim government.